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Classes and Academics for Faculty

Grading basis 
Description 
Explanation 
Self-elected option 
Last dates to elect for Summer 1, Regular Summer and Summer 2
Last date to elect for Fall
Last date to elect for Dec. Intersession
ANC 
ABC/NC Grading
Default grading basis for undergraduate courses. Administered when course is created. Students may change to PDF grading basis if they choose.
Yes
Summer 1:
11:59 p.m. on 7/27/20

Regular Summer and Summer 2:
11:59 p.m. on 8/31/20
11:59 p.m. on 12/5/20
11:59 p.m. on 1/8/21
GRD
ABC/NC Grading
Default grading basis for graduate courses. Administered when course is created. Students may change to PDF grading basis if they choose.
Yes
Summer 1:
11:59 p.m. on 7/27/20

Regular Summer and Summer 2:
11:59 p.m. on 8/31/20
11:59 p.m. on 12/5/20
11:59 p.m. on 1/8/21
PDF
Pass/D/Fail
Students initially elected the grading basis. After viewing their grade, they will now have the option to leave it as is or elect to keep the grade.  
Yes
Summer 1:
11:59 p.m. on 7/27/20

Regular Summer and Summer 2:
11:59 p.m. on 8/31/20
11:59 p.m. on 12/5/20
11:59 p.m. on 1/8/21
RGD
Research Graduate
Default grading basis for graduate research courses. Administered when course is created. Students may change to PDF grading basis if they choose.
Yes
Summer 1:
11:59 p.m. on 7/27/20

Regular Summer an​d Summer 2:
11:59 p.m. on 8/31/20
11:59 p.m. on 12/5/20
11:59 p.m. on 1/8/21
PNP 
Pass/Not Pass
Traditional Pass/Fail option. Administered when course is created or when student notifies the college's office that they want this as an option on an eligible course.
Yes
Depends on the college Depends on the college Depends on the college

Information Services is offering some helpful new resources to help you navigate this challenging time and to help you make the most of your classes, including:

  • Knowledge Base on Remote Work: Information Services created a list of resources available at DePaul related to remote work, technology for teaching and learning, and instructions for using support services. This site will be updated continually with new resources. Check back frequently.
  • Microsoft Teams and Zoom: Learn about new faculty and staff access to Microsoft Teams and information about Zoom. DePaul will soon make these services available to students as well, giving them a new @depaul.edu email account in Office 365, and making students available in the Outlook address book.
  • More Tips for Using Zoom: Many of us will use Zoom frequently in the coming weeks. This site shares detailed tips for how to access conferencing software through your DePaul account for remote meetings, screen sharing and more.

For the most current list of DePaul buildings that are closed or restricted, visit the Building Closures website.  

Please give serious consideration to the necessity of visiting campus. If it is necessary for you to visit campus, DePaul's buildings will operate in controlled access mode, requiring an ID card swipe or sign in for entry. Access will be available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


The more course materials faculty can make available digitally, the better. Please consider adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) in classes as much as possible. A helpful guide is available on the DePaul Library Open Educational Resources​ page. Additionally, some books may be available on Barnes and Noble E-Books or on Kindle. If you have any questions about copyright, accessing particular materials, or any other aspect of working with the library as you plan your course, please contact your Library Liaison.​​

Faculty should fill out this form to request essential software titles that your students may need to access through a new virtual lab environment, delivered via Apporto​.

General purpose computer labs will be open on both campuses once Fall Quarter classes begin. Please visit the Student Success website for the most up-to-date list of locations, hours, and labs with ADA-accessible equipment. 

Computer labs in the libraries will open gradually as new operational parameters are established. ​

For the most current list of DePaul buildings that are closed or restricted, visit the Building Closures website.  

Students should give serious consideration to the necessity of visiting campus. If it is necessary for you to visit campus, DePaul's buildings will operate in controlled access mode, requiring an ID card swipe or sign in for entry. Access will be available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

University libraries: 
Space in the DePaul University Library is now open to current students, fac​ulty and staff for independent study and computer use. For more information, please visit Newsline. ​

The John T. Richardson Library and Loop Library are also offering Contactless Pick-up Service, virtual access to all e-resources, virtual research and instruction services, electronic access to book chapters, articles and other digital materials through our interlibrary loan service and support for online course reserves. Special Collections and Archives is providing digital reference and instruction services utilizing physical and digital collections.

For information on access, services and available resources for the Rinn Law library, please visit the Rinn Law Library website

Please visit our COVID-19 DePaul Library Services Guide for up-to-date information on how you can access library resources and services during this time. ​

If you have any questions, please Ask a Librarian for help.

Barnes & Noble: 
Bookstores on the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses are open with modified hours and offerings. Please check their website​ for the most up-to-date information because hours are subject to change.​​



Please encourage your student(s) to reach out for assistance. Many of the same services DePaul has always offered will be available virtually. Please visit the Student Services and Engagement FAQs for the most up-to-date information. You can also visit the Student Success website​ for additional information.​

Instructors can move about the classroom as long as they are wearing a face covering and practicing proper physical distancing from students.​

For more information on face coverings, please visit Newsline​

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